Thank you for your interest in our survey!

This survey will tell us how you feel about our customer services, which services of Spinal Cord Injury Alberta (SCI Alberta) you have received in the last 12 months and the impact these services have had on your life. The results will be presented to SCI Alberta's Board of Directors. They will use the report to make important decisions about the organization's future direction.

All responses are strictly confidential and anonymous. This survey will not affect any services you are receiving from SCI Alberta.

The survey will take about 15 minutes to complete.

If you have any questions, or if you are having trouble completing the survey, please contact Angie Barron at SCI Alberta at (587) 410-2521, or 1-­888-­654­-5444 or angie.barron@sci-­

Thanks and let's get started!

Please note, in this survey, the words "people with disabilities" refer to people who have a spinal cord injury or other physical disability.

* 1. These first few questions will let us know if our survey has included people from a variety of backgrounds.  All of the information will be kept confidential...are you male or female?

* 2. Are you a person with a spinal cord injury or other physical disability?

* 3. Please choose the category that best describes your disability

* 4. How long have you had your disability?

* 5. How old are you?

* 6. Which center do you live closest to?

* 7. Do you identify as First Nations, Metis or Inuit?

* 8. Are you currently an employee of SCI Alberta or a member of the Board of Directors?

* 9. Are you currently a healthcare professional who refers individuals to SCI Alberta for services?

* 10. One of SCI Alberta's goals is to make communities more welcoming, accessible, and supportive.  How important do you think the following activities are to helping achieve this goal?

  not at all important not very important somewhat important very important don't know/unsure
having representatives on local committees related to different issues (such as housing, employment...)
responding to government when there are changes to policies that affect people with disabilities
inspecting buildings and public spaces (such as parks, sidewalks) to identify barriers to people with physical disabilities
helping people with disabilities become more involved in community affairs
participating in events to raise public awareness of disability issues

* 11. Another one of SCI Alberta's goals is to help people with spinal cord injuries and other physical disabilities be independent and resourceful, and to participate in their communities.  To do this, they offer services in four core areas, they are: 

Client Support and Service Coordination: assisting individuals with spinal cord injuries and other physical disabilities to achieve independence and full community participation

Community Development and Systemic Change: building communities for people with spinal cord injuries and other physical disabilities

Peer Program: Providing support, guidance and mentorship from someone "who's been there" through one to one interaction and group events

Information Services: providing information for informed decisions and access to appropriate services.  Includes events for individuals, family and friends.

Please tell us which of these services you think is the most important, second most important etc.

  most important 2 3 4 least important
Rehabilitation Support and Service Coordination
Community Development
Peer Program
Information Services

* 12. Are you aware of the Barrier Free Access Guide?

* 13. Are you aware there are bylaws in place for accessible communities?